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Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Octoechos - Mode pl. 4.

On Thursday Morning

Menaion - August 26

Memory of the Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalie

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LITURGY OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

Unless otherwise indicated, the texts of the prayers and hymns of the Divine Liturgy are from: The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (© 2016), used with permission from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This text was produced by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and approved by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Antiphon I. Mode 2.

Verse 1: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and everything within me, bless His holy name. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us. [GOA]

Verse 2: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His rewards. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Verse 3: The Lord prepared His throne in heaven, and His Kingdom rules over all. [SAAS]

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Through the intercessions of the Theotokos, Savior, save us.

   

Antiphon II. Mode 2.

Verse 1: Praise the Lord, O my soul! I shall praise the Lord while I live; I shall sing to my God as long as I exist. [SAAS]

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

Verse 2: Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob; his hope is in the Lord his God. [SAAS]

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Verse 3: The Lord shall reign forever; your God, O Zion, to all generations. [SAAS]

Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia.

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Only begotten Son and Logos of God, being immortal, You condescended for our salvation to take flesh from the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary and, without change, became man. Christ, our God, You were crucified and conquered death by death. Being one of the Holy Trinity, glorified with the Father and the Holy Spirit: Save us. [GOA]

   

Antiphon III.

Mode 3.

Verse 1: God is wondrous in His saints, the God of Israel. [SAAS]

Verse 2: To the saints on His earth, in them the Lord magnified all His will. [SAAS]

Apolytikion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 3. Your confession.

You forsook the ways and false religion * of your ancestors, for you considered * the saving faith to be wealth irremovable. * And as you followed the steps of the Lord of all, * you were enriched by the gifts of His grace divine. * Glorious Adrian, beseech Christ God fervently, * entreating Him to save our souls. [SD]

   

An optional alternative to the Antiphons are the Typika (Psalms 102 and 145), and the Beatitudes with the appointed troparia, which are provided here.

Psalm 102.

Psalm 145.

   

The Beatitudes.

Mode pl. 2.

In Your kingdom. Remember us, O Lord, when You come in Your kingdom. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [RSV]

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. [RSV]

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. [RSV]

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. [RSV]

Canon for the Saints.

Ode iii. Mode pl. 2. N/M (No one is holy.)

From Menaion - - -

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. [RSV]

Leaving the bonds of idol vanity, O martyr, you tied yourself to the yearning of the love of Christ and you became a partaker of the bonds of His contestants. [VPA]

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. [RSV]

Having had all your legs broken wIth an iron bar, athletes of the Lord, your truly crushed the bones of impiety with the bar of patience and manliness. [VPA]

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. [RSV]

Being aflame in soul with the fire of divine love, you lit up your spouse’s fire unto Christ, hating perfectly the yearning of the flesh, O Natalie. [VPA]

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [RSV]

Theotokion.

The wonder of your divine birth-giving, pure one, surpasses the order of nature, for you carried God in your womb in a manner beyond nature and, giving birth, you remain ever-Virgin. [VPA]

Canon for the Saints.

From Menaion - - -

Ode vi. Mode pl. 2. N/M (I see when my life becomes rough.)

Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely [for my sake]. [RSV]

Being guided by the hand of Christ, you went through the see of godlessness and were brought to the calm harbor of the brightness on high, O athletes of the Lord. [VPA]

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven. [RSV]

The trophies of your struggles beyond nature, wise one, are fragrant as flowers, for you were shown to be fragrant incense of the God being burned by the fire of your tortures. [VPA]

Glory.

By the beauty of faith, your holy soul was beautified, all-august one, and as truly seeking the irresistible beauty of Christ, Natalie, you did not miss your desire. [VPA]

Both now. Theotokion.

The all-pure Lady who gave birth for mortals to the guiding Lord, quiet the unstable and awful agitation of my passions and grant peace to my heart. [VPA]

   

Entrance Hymn. Mode 2.

Come, let us worship and bow down before Christ. Save us, O Son of God, Who are wondrous in Your saints. We sing to You, Alleluia. [GOA]

   

Hymns After the Small Entrance.

Apolytikion.

From Menaion - - -

Mode 3. Your confession.

You forsook the ways and false religion * of your ancestors, for you considered * the saving faith to be wealth irremovable. * And as you followed the steps of the Lord of all, * you were enriched by the gifts of His grace divine. * Glorious Adrian, beseech Christ God fervently, * entreating Him to save our souls. [SD]

Apolytikion of the Parish Church

(Apolytikion of the Parish Church.)

From Menaion - - -

Kontakion.

Mode 4.

Both Joachim and Anna from their sterility's stigma, and Adam and Eve from their mortality's ruin have been set free, O immaculate Maid, by your holy nativity. For this do your people hold celebration, redeemed from the guilt of transgression as they cry to you, "The barren one bears the Theotokos, the nourisher of our Life." [GKD]

   

THE TRISAGION HYMN

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us. (3) [GOA]

Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Both now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.

   

The Epistle

For the Martyrs.

Prokeimenon. Mode 4. Psalm 67.

God is wondrous in His saints. [SAAS]

Verse: Bless God in the churches. [SAAS]

The reading is from Paul's Letter to the Hebrews.

Heb. 10:32-38

Brethren, recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised. "For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry; but my righteous one shall live by faith." [RSV]

   

Alleluia. Mode 1. Psalm 88.

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Verse 1: The heavens shall confess Your wonders, O Lord. [SAAS]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Verse 2: God is glorified in the counsel of saints. [SAAS]

Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

The Gospel

Thursday of the 10th Week of Matthew

The reading is from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Mt. 21:43-46

The Lord said to the Jews who had come to him: "Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it. And he who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; but when it falls on any one, it will crush him." When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. But when they tried to arrest him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him to be a prophet. [RSV]

   

Hymn to the Theotokos.

It is truly right to bless you, Theotokos, ever blessed, most pure, and Mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and beyond compare more glorious than the Seraphim, without corruption you gave birth to God the Logos. We magnify you, the true Theotokos. [GOA]

   

Communion Hymn. Psalm 111/112.

The righteous will be remembered for ever. Alleluia. [RSV]

   

Hymn after Holy Communion.

Mode 2.

We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Trinity, for the Trinity has saved us. [GOA]

   

THE DISMISSAL

May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother, the power of the precious and life-giving Cross, the protection of the honorable, bodiless powers of heaven, the supplications of the honorable, glorious prophet and forerunner John the Baptist, of the holy, glorious, and praiseworthy apostles, of the holy, glorious, and triumphant martyrs, of our righteous and God-bearing fathers, (local patron saint); of the holy and righteous ancestors of God Joachim and Anna, and the holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalie, whose memory we observe, and of all the saints, have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.

   

Fasting Rule

Fast Free: All foods allowed.